Junior Trina Gomez is hitting .400 for the Utes this season.
Feb. 16, 2013
LAS VEGAS - The University of Utah softball team lost an 8-0 decision in five innings to the Cal State Fullerton Titans on Saturday during the Easton Desert Classic at Field 2 of Stephanie Lynn Craig Park.
In her fifth start of the season, sophomore Mariah Ramirez went 4.1 innings on the mound and allowed eight runs on eight hits with three strikeouts and four walks. The Hawaiian Gardens, Calif., native fell to 1-3 this season.
Junior right fielder Trina Gomez was credited with a hit to shallow left field. The Riverton, Utah native is hitting .400 and is also 2-for-3 on stolen base attempts this year.
The Titans struck first with a score in the bottom of the second frame before CSF's Melissa Sechrest hit a solo homer to left-center field to put the Titans ahead, 2-0.
The Utes were held without a hit through 3.1 innings before Gomez looped a base hit to shallow left field for the second hit of her Ute career, but Utah was unable to convert on the threat.
Utah is now 1-4 this season when its opponents were first to cross home plate.
CSF loaded the bases in the bottom of the fourth frame and Ariel Tschiyama cleared them with a grand slam over the right-center field fence. The Titans then put the run rule into effect with a two-run homer for the 8-0 win.
The Utes conclude Easton Desert Classic action with a doubleheader tomorrow at UNLV's Eller Media Stadium, starting at 11:15 a.m. PT against Long Beach State and then concluding against the host Rebels at 1:30 p.m. PT.